Whiskerino 2009

Welcome to Whiskerino 2009! Time to grow and show!!

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  • posted: February 28 @ 10:46am
It's funny and mysterious to me how so many great things have occurred by growing and showing a beard for 4 months.

It's been real fellas.

Comments

R E N A U D says:
i love you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49am -
brandon says:
I'm so glad you decided to be a part of this this time around. I may see you soon about a tattoo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49am -
elldub says:
@brandon, hit me up any time.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49am -
robberfly says:
Full bearded Scratch!
Best wishes!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49am -
R E N A U D says:
i'll be your wingman... C L A M E
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:49am -
sariebell says:
Someday, if I get a tattoo or 3, I'll come to Wilmington and we'll do it. I'm kinda a wimp, though.

Thanks for doing this! You are a whisker-hero. Hope all is well with junior and the missus. Take care.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51am -
Thommy says:
Later Luke!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51am -
Jarrett says:
I just want you to know you will go down in Whiskerino history for giving me my favorite comment of all time. CLAME for photo.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:51am -
jmathiasxiii says:
Luke, so glad you came with us this year!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:52am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
God bless you and yours...and bacon.

Great growing with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:53am -
miguelito says:
on last scratch!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:53am -
miguelito says:
i mean - ONE last scratch.

FAIL
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:54am -
Ploafmaster says:
Dude, really. I'm proud to have participated in this with you. Rock, rock on.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:56am -
Yogi Beard says:
"Real" is one word for it. It's truly been a pleasure. Best wishes to you and your family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:04am -
mynameisjason says:
goodbye sir. be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:08am -
jclutch says:
Excellent scratch, as always.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:09am -
sariebell says:
Tentative NC plans: We'll go to Winston Salem (where his parents live) late night on March 18th. Maybe do drinks with Shular in Gboro on the 19th. Travel to Oriental (where my parents live) on the 20th. Stay there a few days. We talked of escaping my parents for a night at the beach. I'm leaning on him to bring me all the way to Wilmington instead of just Atlantic Beach, but we'll see.... I've always wanted to go there and I'd love to see you and meet the fam. Then, back home again probably on the 24th or 25th. It'll probably change a hundred times before it's final, but I want to fit some whisker dudes in amongst all the family time.

We'll keep in touch. fb maybe.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:10am -
tedford says:
it definitely wouldn't have been the same without you this go round. i think we'll likely be in Wilmington at some point in the near future and that visit will most assuredly include some time in your chair (for both me and the missus). we'll be in touch. take care of yourself and that beautiful family.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:13am -
Vanbert says:
if i got tattoos and wasn't afraid of needles and hepatitis, i'd get it from you. take care
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:15am -
j a t says:
peace
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:21am -
El Barbudo says:
It ends as it begins.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:38am -
punchbag says:
a man lives here. peace, brother.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:45am -
flainez says:
I wish you the best, elldub... keep scratching like that and the strength will be with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:56am -
rnnbrwn says:
The one and only.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:12pm -
Grower&Shower says:
You're a legend to me.

I know that's weird.

I was hoping to meet you so it would be less weird. Some other time, I hope.

It's been and honor and a privilege to grow and show with you!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:17pm -
jnonfiction says:
It's been Virtual. But it could be real. It could be.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 12:40pm -
blankenship says:
I have a hug for you. It's round here somewhere. I'm sure I'll find it eventually.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:17pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Take care elldub. It's been a blast scratching alongside you
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:33pm -
Caffeine Addict says:
In with a scratch, out with a scratch, its the only way to go.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:43pm -
Finn MacCool says:
I've never thought I would get a tattoo but the skullbeard has swayed my thinking a little bit. If ever I make the decision expect to be contacted. If we are ever going to be in your area I'll let you know. I have a strange craving for some livermush.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 1:54pm -
julialikesbeards says:
Hottie.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:03pm -
herr neas says:
good luck with the daddy business. best to sara and the little one
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:16pm -
Robfrenzy says:
Have fun being a dad. Loved your photos every time you posted. Thanks for being awesome. I want a tattoo from you one day.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 2:45pm -
Phil says:
It's been a pleasure interacting with you on the interwebs. I'm sure our paths, real and ethereal will continue to cross. Thanks for the neverending inspiration and awesometude.

We'll look you up next time we're in your neighborhood. Beers will be had.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:15pm -
Scrivener says:
Elldub, you're a fine man with incredible talent. I hope that we'll get to meet up in person again someday in the nearish future. Raise up that baby well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:21pm -
keifel says:
fare well sir. you've been an inspiration.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:23pm -
Furricane says:
real indeed, sir.

be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:27pm -
Childress says:
It HAS been real. Enjoy being a new pops, may your son grow as strong as your beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:31pm -
9schwander says:
You're the best. congrats on the kiddo and I SERIOUSLY plan to find you someday to get a tattoo. It might be awhile, but it's on 'to do' list for my life...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:36pm -
mattyc says:
always a pleasure luke..
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:37pm -
mattyc says:
and i think you actually qualify as my first friend i made via online facial hair websites...and it it weren't for you I wouldn't have participated last whiskerino as I'm more of a moustached guy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:38pm -
mattyc says:
Congrats on starting your family. and thanks for OWNING.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:39pm -
Boaz says:
Luke it's been a pleasure seeing your creativity over the past few years and when i fig out what arm piece i'm gonna do, i'm gonna hit you up. hope to see you in may :{
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:45pm -
Davis says:
that sentence summed it up pretty much perfectly.

missed you guys in TN, but i'll bet you had your hands full.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 3:45pm -
falfa says:
stay cool, pal.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 4:04pm -
shularbrau says:
I get down your way a few times per year.

Wanna have a beer next time?
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:17pm -
Pip says:
Thanks for being awesome. Again. Always.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 5:58pm -
Jar says:
Luke, I am glad I got to do this one more time with you. Bummer we missed you at the throwdown this year though. Stay in touch, and let me know if you are ever passing through KC.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:10pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
It has been my pleasure Luke.
Hey, shoot me an email. I'd like to get you this ronnie brown to sign and send back. Good luck with the tattooing gig. Mr. Bastard is tellin me some awesome things.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:11pm -
zackle says:
Damnit, I want to hang out. Let's make it happen some time, pal. I miss you.

And congrats on the addition. I know we razzed you about not making Nashville, but I totally understand. There'll be other times for closing down bars (but hopefully not having to dodge Phil).

Anyhow, take care Luke. I'll see you around the IM's, etc. Peace out.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
zackle says:
PS - I want a tattoo from you too.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:24pm -
EdwardTeach says:
you are legend. I've loved your photos this year, and it's been amazing going through your archive from 2007.

thanks for being relentlessly awesome.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:53pm -
Moxie says:
Scratch the pain away.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:55pm -
ForeverinGreen says:
We're coming to see you soon.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 6:57pm -
Roo says:
congrats on the new career, baby and keep on being BADA**! It's been real....in 07 and 09!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:01pm -
elldub says:
@shularbrau yes.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
elldub, Luke :)

Kinda glad we cleared a few things up and i may well see you again in May as catfiash? =)

I love, respect and appreciate all that you have done in all the whiskerino's and moustache may. You are a very talented guy, and it would be a good thing to get to know you better in the future. i hope that we can leave whisker 09/10 as friends or at least not as enemys hahaha.

(hug) lol.
peace!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
ilikeschool says:
bye sir. i hope you are still playing the gameboy.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:29pm -
dizzywizard says:
it has been a pleasure growing beard with you.
great shot.

Slán agus o n-éirí an bóthar leat

:)
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:40pm -
Nate Frog says:
Well put sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:52pm -
Zach says:
take care.
tattoo appointment...one of these days...
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 7:53pm -
jonshell says:
the scratch finale. take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
Creative Liberty says:
Some day I will get a tattoo made just by you. Until then....keep on being a Creative. Its been great grwoing and showing with you. Wishing you the best friend.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
Grown Unknown says:
NC is a great place to be - I've only been able to drive through once but remember it fondly. Now I know the people there are just as nice as the surroundings.

Take care and thanks for the comments!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:11pm -
Moo says:
I am so glad that I got to be a part of this with you. It was a treat watching your shots in '07....and now to be a member with you.....that was pretty darn cool!!!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:18pm -
wondermade says:
I'm glad we could all glimpse the introduction of Ellis into this world. Prize him, and take good care of Sarah. Later, @catfish.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
c dub says:
dude, i guarantee if we lived in the same town we'd be tight. i do hope to hang out with you more in the real life if at all possible. take care of yourself and that family of yours. it's been cool to watch you grow in life.

; )

CW
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:24pm -
Marko says:
Classic ending, love it! Take care bro, hope to see you soon. Don't be shy!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:25pm -
Sir Jellobeard says:
looking forward to the new tradition. till then, be well.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:33pm -
themightyjones says:
Always look forward to seeing your work regardless of the medium, even when @ObeyMaach busts in and bares his back at me. I look forward to the next time I get to meet up with you somehow. Take care!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:42pm -
Paragone says:
It has been real.
Real awesome because you were here.
See you in Real Life sometime hopefully, maybe.
My best to you and yours.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 8:55pm -
Poe says:
Luke, tour one of the nicest most talented guys I have met around here. You brought whiskerino to a new level with the shed in 2005 and then killed it in 2007. This year you got a baby and that is way cooler than anything.

Also, if I ever get a tat - your the guy I'll talk to.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:05pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
see ya elldubarino. another strong beard. all my hearts
xssx
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:41pm -
ryank says:
I just now put together who your brother is....great drummer. Great beard.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 9:58pm -
Spitzer says:
we missed seeing you and your family this year! hope you all are going (and growing) strong!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:00pm -
jmathiasxiii says:
For sure sir, for sure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:06pm -
TheStride says:
Great times. I've really enjoyed all your pictures throughout. Be well, sir. It's been a pleasure.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:09pm -
hankbobs says:
elldub - in all ways other than choice of meat related products, you are my hero. Hope to see you in may!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:18pm -
Presto Beardo says:
Wanna get the kids together for some beach time? Talk to you soon buddy
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:33pm -
Eric the Beard says:
Yeah! and you got more ink! Someday i will hit you up for another of my own. Take care and thank you for the inspiration.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:35pm -
jason says:
great shots all year...sorry we missed you at the throwdown.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:57pm -
yourfavorite says:
Don't scratch too hard man! If you pull out too many hairs on the back of your head your face will have too much beard weight and you will probably fall over. Keep the balance!

But seriously, its been a blast and I've really enjoyed following you these past 4 months. You have some truly amazing photography skills and i hope to see you in May.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 10:57pm -
damnweather says:
missed you at the throwdown. missed missed missed you.

missed you.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:02pm -
jeremyokai says:
I knew you'd love it. I hope to see you soon. i'll try harder next time I'm on the east.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:07pm -
l_etranger_ says:
if i ever get ink, I'm coming to you man. bon voyage sir.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:32pm -
BryanHunter says:
So much good work man. Your "day 1" and "day 120" shots are excellent bookends.

Until Whiskerino 201x!
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:47pm -
Ace says:
sometimes you suck.

but most of the time, i think youre all right.
Posted: Feb 28th, 2010 - 11:52pm -
mOtke says:
I want to leave a wacky story on your page, but instead I'll say this:

My life is better because I know you. The best thing about this is that our friendship has merely begun. I look forward to more tattoos, more meet ups, more beer, more bowling, more spending time with your lovely wife, more life.

I look forward to continually seeing amazing things from you. You're doing it right. Thanks for being an inspiration and part bear.

Oh yeah. Speaking of bears, if that whiskerbear of yours says anything, anything at ALL, don't listen. He seriously has no idea what he's talking about. I know. He talked to me once.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 5:15am -
JamesC says:
Just get your ass to Boise and I'll take care of the rest. I'm sad we didn't get to meet, and too bad your photos really sucked this year compared to 2005 (remember that crazy shit?).
Much love to you and your family. One day we'll hang out and drink a beer, I promise.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 7:08am -
Daniel says:
You are the stuff of Whiskerino legend. Best of luck and I definitely want a tattoo from you.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 8:12am -
Kevin! says:
It has been real, indeed. Your flying bed picture from '07 is still my favorite Whiskerino picture of all time. I enjoyed following you this time and the last. Bye bye.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 3:46pm -
hale. says:
we'll see each other soon. all the best to you and the family.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 6:17pm -
Army of Whiskers says:
You are a Whiskerino icon. Thanks for growing a beard with me. See you around.
Posted: Mar 1st, 2010 - 11:09pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.